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Nell Shamrell-Harrington


A Thank You to the Chef Community

In October of 2014 Nathen Harvey – someone I knew mainly as a fellow Theatre major working as a software engineer – reached out and invited me to attend the Chef Community Summit.

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What Does the New Chef Mean for the Community?

Chef would not exist without its community. Our Open Source community built the foundation upon which every part of Chef stands. Together we continue to evolve and grow and shape each other as Chef moves into its third chapter.

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The Four Duties of Reviewing Pull Requests

One of the greatest thrills of working in Open Source is receiving your first pull request. Learning that someone not only took an interest in your project, but took enough interest to fork the code, make a change, and then submit it as a pull request is such an incredible feeling.

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Habitat Service Discovery: A Deep Dive

Habitat can seem like magic – allowing you to deploy and manage any app, anywhere, in the same way. It’s not magic, however, it’s deliberate, very well thought out technology. In Habitat, the application itself is the unit of automation.

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Habitat and Kubernetes – How We Made that Demo

Editor’s Note: ChefConf 2018 ‘How We Did It’ Series At ChefConf, we presented our Product Vision & Announcements for 2018. During the opening keynotes, attendees were treated to a live demonstration of Chef’s latest developments for Chef Automate, Habitat, InSpec, and the newly launched Chef Workstation.

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Base Plans Refresh is Coming to Habitat Core Plans!

Greetings, fellow Habicats! We will be refreshing the Base Plans of Core Plans on Tuesday, June 19th. Let’s go over what this means for us and, more important, what it means for you. Base Plans 101 Currently, there are about 500 Habitat plans under the Core Origin on Builder.

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NodeJS Scaffolding with Databases!

Greetings fellow Habicats! Good news today – you can use the Node scaffolding to Habitize Node applications that use a database! One of my favorite resources on Node is “Express in Action” by Evan Hahn.

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Node Scaffolding now supports pre and post build scripts!

We have just released a new version of the Node scaffolding that supports scripts defined in package.json! It is common for Node applications to include scripts in their package.json files like so: package.

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Node.js Scaffolding and Habitat Builder

One of the most useful features of Habitat is Scaffolding – these allow you to package your application with Habitat with very minimal code. They enable you to very rapidly (within minutes) package an application and export it to whatever format you need.

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Habitat, Rails, and Postgres in 3 Different Ways

One of the best parts of managing software with Habitat is its flexibility. We can use it to run a rails application in a container, virtual machine, or on bare metal. We can also run that application’s database on a container, virtual machine, bare metal, or even a cloud database service like Amazon RDS.

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